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Geiger’s Market Embezzler: Guilty

Last week’s victory for the District Attorney in the Laytonville embezzlement case has morphed into a showcase trial, with trophies and medals due everyone involved, including Sheriff Tom Allman and…

Mounting Evidence! Immanent Landslide!

Mounting Evidence! Immanent Landslide!

At the preliminary hearing for Christine Kelsay, accused of embezzling half a mil from Geiger’s Long Valley Market in Laytonville, the evidence was sufficiently suspicious to hold her over for…

He Said She Said, But He Had The Facts

A jury returned from its deliberations this afternoon to acquit Luis Fidel Alvarez Andrade, age 25, of rape. The primary legal issue in the trial revolved around consent or lack…

She Said No. He Said I’ll Wear A Raincoat.

It would be easy to sensationalize the rape trial begun last week because the case was suddenly derailed on Wednesday morning when the defense produced phone messages refuting, supposedly, the…

Living With Pain

Marijuana is a proven painkiller, and that is why Californians voted for the Compassionate Use Act in 1995, to ease intractable pain. But a joint is only a mild analgesic,…

It’s A Long Way From Piercy to Redway

Last week Timothy Van Auken went to jail for growing pot on Bell Springs Road in Piercy, which is in northern Mendocino County, very close to the Humboldt County line.…

Treasure of the Pinche Madres

Treasure of the Pinche Madres

They finally found the gut-shot 911-caller at a guerrilla grow near Yorkville. It was 7:30 the morning of September 27th. The gut-shot man was unarmed, except for his iPhone. It…

Theft: The Offspring Of Addiction

Rehab cut in half; property theft doubled; junkies and tweakers back in the 'hood, often as the homeless, and the promised millions for "Safer Neighborhoods" still being pumped into the…

Two Drunks & A Flugelhorn

Two Drunks & A Flugelhorn

It started as one of those sedate Lawrence Welk nights at the Philo Grange, last May 30th, with the Boonville Big Band Dance Concert in full denture-clacking swing, and it…

The State Of Jefferson

There are two sides to the State of Jefferson secessionist movement in its Northern California, Southern Oregon heartland, and the two halves of that coin are diametrically opposed, politically. On…

Pot Smokers Still Going To The Joint?

What about all these poor people in prison for pot, smoking pot? Are there any? Yes, thousands. Why don’t you write about them? Okay, here goes. The first one to…

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